Non-Auditory Effects of Environmental Noise

by Marshall Chasin, AuD, for the Canadian Academy of Audiology  Reprinted with permission of... Read More

What is the best musical instrument for my hard of hearing child?

From time to time I am asked about the best musical instrument for someone’s... Read More

Readers’ Choice 2021: Three distinct programs for music?  So… what does the literature say?

Dear Readers: During this holiday season, the editors at Hearing Health & Technology Matters... Read More

What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?

It is rare to have a column about a review of an article, especially... Read More

What did Skinner and Miller have to say about hearing aid fittings?

I recall meeting Margaret (Margo) Skinner at a conference back in the early 1980s... Read More


I’m not tone deaf

It was 1961 and I, like many of my second grade friends (we call... Read More

Pinna effect and stages set-ups in musical venues – part 5

In previous portions of this five-part series, we discussed the acoustics of musical instruments... Read More

On the Science of Audiology from a Client’s Perspective- part 2

Charles Mokotoff is an audiologist’s worst nightmare and an audiologist’s greatest teacher.  Charles is... Read More

Politics, Blues and What New Orleans Politicians Had to Say – Part 3

Welcome to part 3 of Larry Blumenfeld’s article from Blu Note magazine.  In parts... Read More

Blues, politics, and music – part 2

In part 1 of this three-part blog, Larry Blumenfeld discusses in Blu Note magazine... Read More


Audiometric notches at different frequencies

Have you ever noticed when testing a musician or even a teenager who walked... Read More

Musicians, Audiologists, and the Media

One of the biggest lessons I had to learn when working with musicians is... Read More

Auditory Toughening- part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s discussion of a genetically mediated biochemical process... Read More

Have We Really Come So Far? Part 1

When I first started as a young audiologist in 1981, custom hearing aids were not... Read More

Evidence based research and what actually works

Recently the Performing Arts Medicine Association ( and the National Association of Schools of... Read More